The International Institute for Governance and Development (IIGD) has nominated the Director General of the National Lotteries Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei Ameyaw as a candidate to receive the platinum award in excellence in the gaming industry.
The ceremony, to be held in the capital of Gambia, Banjul will seek to honor the NLA CEO for his outstanding contributions to the lottery business in Ghana.
Scheduled to take place on the 23rd of February and the 1st of March, 2018, the IIGD awards ceremony is billed to honor the likes of Kofi Osei Ameyaw for being shining examples in the gaming business.
The international body in a statement copied to the NLA to formally inform them of the upcoming event listed the name of the NLA CEO as a leading light on the African continent in terms of quality leadership.
The IIGD noted the credentials of the NLA CEO as being a prudent manager of Lotto as well as the gaming industry.
According to them, Mr Osei Ameyaw has since his appointment struck strategic partnerships with important groups in the gaming business.
They mentioned the strong relationship the CEO had struck with the Finance Ministry in ensuring that its funds and activities are streamlined to enhance transparency.
The African body expressed its satisfaction about the CEO’s attempt to develop other critical areas in the gaming industry to make it more lucrative.
Listing some of the achievements of the NLA CEO, the body noted with satisfaction the payment of GHC 35million to Ghana’s consolidated fund in less than a year.
They commended the CEO for the restoration of the 25% commission to lotto marketing companies in Ghana.
They pointed to the removal of the 5% tax on all lottery wins as a commendable effort to encouraging people to be in the gaming industry.
The IIGD also profusely lauded the CEO for the removal of the 7.5% income tax on the commission belonging to lotto marketing companies in Ghana.